This is a magical time, a period when we can enjoy the better parts of two seasons, at least a portion of what we’re leaving behind and what is coming this spring.
Outdoor licenses now available
I dumped fish heads and carcasses into a pot with two quarts of water and brought the pan to a simmer.
Fly fishing trip to be discussed
Deer population to be reviewed
An age-old adage that states a photograph is worth a thousand words is confirmed every time we look at a cave petroglyph or a kindergartener’s first attempt at art.
Trout guide to speak at meeting
In breaking with her normal policy of not having the state Department of Natural Resources weigh in on issues involving the state Legislature, DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp has
Fly-tying classes to be offered
MADISON — At a time of year when most Lake Michigan anglers are content to count their blessings, state Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff are out counting
Ice fishing is more like archery season than gun-deer hunting season. It’s not necessary to be there at the beginning.
MENOMONIE — The plan was for a late season hunt for birds, as I understood it. But as Dan Werner of Menomonie and I had breakfast recently at Kyote’s Den Bar
Fewer deer killed during opener
Fly-fishing tips to be discussed
Students help monitor CWD
MADISON — The public is invited to join a number of agencies next week to discuss and assess the first five years of the state Department of Natural Resources
MADISON — Pheasant hunting will again take center stage in Wisconsin when the fall hunting season opens statewide at 9 a.m. Saturday, but hunters may have a harder
HAVRE, Mont. — “We now know there is an important medical use for beer,” said Bob Eloranta of Pewaukee as we picked cold cans of Leinenkugel’s
Speaker to discuss outings
BLACK RIVER FALLS — After the release of an additional 50 elk in eastern Jackson County in July, the herd there has continued to settle into its primary range.
I got a call from Duane Jasper of Rice Lake recently telling me that the Gintz family has sold its longtime hunting camp in the wilds of Douglas County.
MADISON — State wildlife officials will continue testing white-tailed deer killed during this year’s hunting season for chronic wasting disease, part of
Deer numbers appear high
Hunters receive turkey permits
Refuge celebrates 80th anniversary
TREMPEALEAU — One of Ryan Johnson’s favorite things about offering kayak tours with Driftless Adventure Co. is he never knows what he’s going to see each
I once went for a fishing trip and canoe ride with a top Xcel Energy official who told me — he didn’t intend his comments be made public at the time —
Thorp womanreceives award
EAGLE RIVER — Dave Clausen showed a photo slide of an oak tree at a gathering of outdoors writers from across Wisconsin.
Hearing set to discuss frac sand
Ruffed grouse hunters are well-acquainted with swings in the birds’ population cycles, which measure about 10 years.
Caution urged with fireworks
Moisture boosts bird numbers
Spring turkey numbers rise
Free activities set for this weekend
Program helps remove lead lines
TAMARAC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Minn. — Donna Dustin knew the woodcock was there, somewhere, hunkered down in the brush, most likely with eggs or a brood of chicks.
Bat disease keeps on spreading
Artists for stamp contest sought
Anglers should find active walleyes, new trout regulations and the possibility of scattered showers Saturday for the general fishing season opener.
CLOQUET, MINN. —From somewhere in the dark recesses of the den came nearly inaudible squeaks and whimpers.
Rusk, Clark counties get grant
Work on state elk herd continues
It was an unusually warm day in late March, and Jack Thomson thought it would be a good time to try out a new bass fishing rod he had received for Christmas on the Fall Creek
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — The Erickson-Pionk crew had been hunting for the shed antlers of moose for three years.
Deer councils set recommendations
Should hunters be allowed to put up a deer stand on state land and keep it up, rather than having to remove it at the end of each hunting day, as is currently required?
Carlson named to Hall of Fame
New panfish rules to begin
Two seemingly disparate conservation struggles — one in Minnesota that seeks to ban lead shot on some wildlife management areas, the other in Montana that has